October 1 2020
Global Network events during Keep Space for Peace Week
on Zoom

1. October 3rd Oxford CND Webinar: 'USAF Croughton - Nuclear War Starts Here'
2. October 8th GN leaders discuss ‘Space domination’ during Keep Space for Peace Week
3. October 10th On-line Event at Menwith Hill, England
4. October 15th GN Panel at Space Education Conference

October 3rd
USAF Croughton - Nuclear War Starts Here
2pm (BST)

Oxford CND are organising a webinar at 2pm focussing on 'USAF Croughton' it will feature speeched from Kate Hudson and Dave Webb with a video update of the base from Paul Mobbs and Peace songs from the Seagreen Singers.

You can register for the webinar here.

Croughton is a major U.S. communication and intelligence base supporting space communications, data links, military drone information, bomber guidance, missile defence, diplomatic communications, and command and control war fighting functions. It is a key link in the ‘chain’ controlling US surveillance, armed drone and special forces operations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

October 8th
Global Network leaders discuss ‘Space domination’ during Keep Space for Peace Week
10am (EDT), 3pm (BST), 11pm (KST), 12 midnight (AEST)

How can we confront the rapidly increasing militarisation and possible weaponization of space? When the US Space Force was established last year President Trump said that it marked “a big moment” and that there was “going to be a lot of things happening in space. Because space is the world’s newest warfighting domain.” A new generation of space weapons – episode 2 of Reagan’s Star Wars – is In the cards.

The U.S., Russia, China and India have extensive military space programmes and tested ASATs and the UK, France, NATO, Japan and South Korea have either established or are working towards their own military Space Forces. Keep Space for Peace Week gives us an opportunity to focus on the challenges presented by the rush to exploit space.

GN Convenor Professor Dave Webb introduces a panel of GN experts: Professor Karl Grossman (U.S.), Tamara Lorincz (Canada), Sung-Hee Choi (South Korea), Denis Doherty (Australia) and GN Coordinator Bruce Gagnon (U.S.) to discuss ways in which we can face these challenges.

Register for the meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wOxEQ4elRCGbfi0G8ZfHew

October 10th
On-line Event at Menwith Hill, England
2pm (BST)

Yorkshire cnd and the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign are organising a webinar at 2pm – linking Fylingdales and Menwith Hill but emphasising their different roles.

Fylingdales, on the North York Moors, is an operational military base supporting the US developing Missile ‘Defence’ system. A short film about Fylingdales, made by Yorkshire CND, will be shown. Menwith Hill is an intelligence gathering base run by the US National Security Agency, which is used for monitoring, surveillance, drone operations and as part of the Missile ‘Defence’ system.

Speakers:  include Will Griffin from the Global Network, who recently made a film about the role of Menwith Hill Base and will be showing extracts from the film. Invitations have also been passed on to to local M.P.s.

It is hoped that a small token presence at each of the bases will take place and form part of the live event.

Please join us - request your link to join the Zoom meeting by emailing info@themhac.uk.

October 15th
GN Panel at Space Education Conference
1:20pm-2:30pm (EST), 6:20pm-7.30pm (BST)

The Global Network is organising an online panel from 18:20-19:30 UT on Campaigning to Keep Space for Peace” at the “Space Education and Strategic Applications Conference

This free 2-day conference is organised by the Policies Studies Organization and will be entirely virtual. More details and program are available here: http://www.ipsonet.org/conferences/space-education-and-strategic-applications/sesa20program

The panel will be introduced and chaired by Professor Dave Webb (UK) with Professor Karl Grossman (US), Tamara Lorincz (Canada), Dr Aruna Kammila (India) and Bruce Gagnon (US). The panel members will discuss different aspects of the problems associated with the continuing militarisation of space and creating a global resistance to Keep Space for Peace.

You can register for the conference here:

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